‘Paint It Pink’ set for Oct. 18
Southern Ohio Medical Center will have its third annual “Paint It Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month event Oct. 18.
The community is encouraged to wear “Paint It Pink” T-shirts and decorate homes, schools and businesses in pink. The event will continue on Oct. 19 with the Ceremonial Pink Parade, a “Paint It Pink” Zumbathon and a “Paint It Pink” 5K Run/Walk.
The goal is to facilitate a discussion about the disease, as well as to elevate mammography-screening rates.
SOMC will host free breast cancer screenings at the Cancer Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
“Paint It Pink” T-shirts can be purchased starting Tuesday in the SOMC Gift Gallery on the hospital’s main campus as well as in the SOMC Cancer Center’s Gift of Hope Boutique.
For more information, call (740) 356-PINK (7465).
Hospice events announced
Hospice of Huntington will offer several events in the coming weeks.
‰The free monthly “Transitions Support Group” will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the office at 1101 Sixth Ave.
The professionally facilitated session will combine both group discussions on grief and socialization through recreational activities. Registration is required. Call (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480.
‰“The Grief Journey: A Six-Week Class” will be at 3 p.m. Mondays starting next week and continuing through Nov. 11.
The free, professionally facilitated session explores aspects of grief and ways of coping with left changes after a loved one dies. To register, call (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480.
‰“When Tears Don’t Come: Coping with Anger and Grief” will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hospice of Huntington office. The free session will offer ways to manage your grief when anger is the strongest emotion you feel. To register for the free class, call (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480.
‰“Intro to Self Defense" will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the hospice office. Facilitated by West Virginia State Police, the class offers basic safety tips.
To register for the free session, call (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480.
‘Paint It Pink’ set for Oct. 18
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